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Desert Point

Desert Point

Lombok , Indonesia

Surf, Bodyboard

Desert Point is located at Lombok island and is known locally as Bangko-Bangko beach. This wave is for many, the best lefthand in the world for various reasons, those being its dynamism, length and intensity above all because it can create barrels of more than twenty seconds, something which hardly exists elsewhere in the world, so many surfers eagerly look forward to being there with the right conditions. A good option if you find yourself in Bali is to go to Padang Bai and take the four hour ferry that arrives at Lembar port. If you rented a motorbike you can take it with you. The other option is to hire a speedboat, but bear in mind that when you arrive it'll be useful to rent a motorbike.

Desert Point may be the best left in the world, but it's very inconsistent, even in season. If this is the case, check the whole south east coastline of the island that faces the Indian Ocean because it hides prestigious waves. Another very good alternative is to check the Kuta Lombok area while you wait for Desert Point to wake up. Together with Lombok, it's a perfect trip to escape the crowds of Bali. You'll find very cheap accommodation around Bangko-Bangko, but if you want to sleep in the cabins in front of Desert Point don't expect any frills, however, if you get that far and the surf is good, you probably won't mind. It's recommended to take precaution with Malaria in Lombok.

Desert Point Indonesia


Desert Point needs at least 6 ft and SW swell and light SE offshore wind. Sometimes it can be totally flat, even in the best months of the season, and other times without warning, it unexpectedly appears, rewarding the surfers that are waiting patiently in the warungs in front of the waveSometimes the drop in is attainable but it quickly becomes very fast and difficult if you don't know it. It consists of several sections and you must be careful because it will get bigger, shallow and hollower all the way, especially in the last section, 'Growers', which breaks very shallowly on the reef. The best tide, exclusively for the best surfers, is mid to low tide, but it sometimes works with high tide without being so aggressive. You have to enter the water head-on towards the outside of the wave, cautiously waiting for a lull between the sets. It is advisable to wear boots and it's very important to respect the good locals that surf there.
Optimal Conditions
  • Wave
  • Wind
  • Tide
    Medium - Low
  • Bottom
    Coral reef
  • Size
    6 to 15 ft
  • Time of year
    From May to October
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